4-Week: What Should Fiction Do?


What should a story or novel do anyway? Is the goal to convey the emotional experience of another human? Or to transport us to another world? To reveal how narratives pattern our sense of reality? To entertain by any means? Over the course of this four-week workshop, we’ll write new fiction that tests the hypotheses writers and critics have ventured about what fiction is for, and we’ll reflect together on what makes our work feel valuable. Readings from Virginia Woolf, Roberto Bolaño, Ted Chaing, Jamaica Kincaid, Yasunari Kawabata, and others. 

Upcoming Sessions:
  • Spring 2017
    Instructor: Mark Mayer, MFA
    Starts: 04/20/2017
    Time(s): 4:00 to 6:00 PM

    Cost: $195.00 members / $220.00 non-members
    Location: RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) - Lighthouse Writers Workshop
    1515 Race Street, Denver, CO 80206
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